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I had to take my husband’s car to the store the other day. As I was getting back into the car from being in the store I may have mumbled to myself… “ugh I hate this car!” What could have been so horrible that I had to spew my venom all over my husband’s beloved car? The doors didn’t unlock automatically when I walked up to the car. There is a slight possibility I’ve become a little bit spoiled with this car. Who am I to judge though?
As a woman, and a mom, my keys are
often always buried at the bottom of my purse. As soon as I get out of the car and lock the doors I throw the keys in m purse like I’ll never have to look for them again. What happens 20 minutes later when I emerge from the store. The regret of that action as I search under makeup and toys and wipes and you get the picture to find that glorious moment when your fingers touch THE KEYS! Gone are those days though! Gone I tell you. I don’t know how I’m ever going to go back to the old way of cursing myself as I dig through my purse once again.
The Honda Odyssey has a wonderful feature, where I never have to find my keys ever, ever. I just have to know what general vicinity they are in (usually in the underbelly of my purse). I know that as long as I have my purse on me, I’m going to be able to unlock and start the car! I never even have to touch the keys.
When I get out of the car, there is a button on the handle. I simply press the button and it locks the car (as long as the keys are somewhere on my person, ie… the pit of despair that is my purse). As I walk back out to the parking lot, again, no worries about where my keys are. I walk up to the car and pull on the handle, and voila! The car unlocks for me! Once I am settled in my seat with my seatbelt on, I push the button to start the car, and vroom vroom (ok, it’s actually a pretty quiet car, and doesn’t make that noise) but just like that, I’m ready to drive away. It’s really a beautiful thing!
I swear this feature HAD to be invented by a woman. Guys just don’t have this kind of problem. Aside from the automatic doors, I think this is my favorite feature of the Honda Odyssey!
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Sarah Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 16 years of her career as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on KSL News, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website SarahKimmel.com